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Learn basic accounting with our accounting & bookkeeping short courses in Sydney.

Do financial statements baffle you? Do you mix your current assets with your non-current assets? What do liabilities mean and how will they affect the organisation in question in the future? Then this basic accounting course is for you.

The basic accounting course is presented & compiled by a qualified practising accountant and registered BAS practitioner and it aims to enable participants to engage and prepare different financial reports & forecasts as well as the ability to highlight key financial aspects of their business or area of interest.

Anyone that needs to be able to interpret financial statements, from the board and committee members, business owners, managers to anyone thinking about a career in bookkeeping, and accounting will hugely benefit from this Accounting for Non-accountants: Beginners course.

In this accounting course, you will learn how to understand the double-entry accounting system, and the accounting terminology, and simplifying jargon. We will cover the Australian Accounting Standards, how to keep records and compliances as well as Interpretations and itemisation of financial reporting including trial balance, trading statement, profit and loss statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement, and forecasts.

It is intended that by the end of this basic accounting course you should be able to read and understand the basic company financial statement and have gained a comprehensive understanding of the Australian Accounting Standards.

With your enrolment, you will receive our digital handouts for this course via email. These are a great source of reference to bring along to your class. The class will be held face-to-face at one of our Campuses in a training room.

To see what others thought about this course, please see below the course testimonials for their feedback.

​Please note that this course is currently offered online as well as face-to-face.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this beginners accounting course, you should:

  • be able to read and understand a basic company financial statement
  • have gained an understanding of the Australian Accounting Standards

What will be covered in this beginners accounting course?

  • Understand double-entry accounting system
  • Understand accounting terminology and simplifying jargon
  • The Australian Accounting Standards
  • Records keeping and compliance
  • Interpretation and itemisation of financial reporting including trial balance, trading statement, profit and loss statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement and forecasts

Who is this beginners accounting course for?

  • Anyone who needs to be able to interpret financial statements
  • Board and committee members
  • Business owners
  • Managers of departments or units
  • Those interested in stock market research
  • Those interested in starting or purchasing a company
  • Anyone thinking about a career in bookkeeping and accounting

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

Online via Zoom

  • Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation
  • Please ensure you have access to a computer or laptop with a stable internet connection

Classes Online Courses

Accounting for Non-Accountants: Beginners Course

<p>Learn basic accounting with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/accounting">accounting &amp; bookkeeping short courses</a> in Sydney.</p>

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$399 Limited GST free / $299 / $319.20 / $359.10
Accounting for Non-Accountants: Beginners Course

<p>Learn basic accounting with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/accounting">accounting &amp; bookkeeping short courses</a> in Sydney.</p>

<p>Do financial

...
$399 Limited GST free / $299 / $319.20 / $359.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Mark is a fantastic tutor! He makes difficult topics easy to understand by giving practical examples and injecting humour to lighten the mood. I highly recommend this course.

  • said: 4 Stars!

  • said: Mark did an excellent job explaining the information and keeping it relevant to our ability. 5 Stars!

  • said: Mark is very clear at speaking and provides good anecdotes and examples, I just had trouble keeping up sometimes as I am just not maths-geeky, but enjoyed getting an overview of these systems anyway.

  • said: Mark has really strong teaching skills. He made sure everyone understands the points before move on. He also applied some examples which made us have a better understanding. Accounting seems not boring at all during his class... I enjoyed his course. Will attend his BAS course for sure!

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